This entry shares the creative writing of Andrew Gryf Paterson, titled 'Already in my mind / on air at Lásságámmi.. ', with stanzas
written 19.9. & 21.10.2019, in relation to and reflection in the
‘Strange Weathers’ group activity during the ‘Field_Notes: The
Heavens’ Gathering, organised by the Finnish Bioart Society, from 15th-22nd September 2019 at Kiplisjärvi
Biological Station, Sápmi, Finnish Saamiland.
Lásságámmi is the
name of the Northern Norwegian residence of Nils Aslek Valkeapää,
in Skibotn, Arctic Norway, and hosts artist and scholarly residencies
for those wishing to, or inspired by his work as author, poet, or
Saami activist work. The author has only stood outside the building, looking in.
Thanks to all participants of the Strange Weathers group for their support and inspiration, as well as Leena and Oula Valkeapää for their company, conversation and guidance.